Julie Benesh's Poetry Collection, ABOUT TIME, Available to Order!
by Writing Workshops Staff
A year ago
We are thrilled to let you know that workshop alum Julie Benesh's poetry collection, About Time (November 1st, 2022), is now available to order though CATHEXIS Northwest Press! Congratulations, Julie!
"About Time is on time! Benesh is superb in her wisdoms and whimsies; here is an intellect that never interferes with her sense of discovery and joy." -Major Jackson, author of The Absurd Man
"Julie Benesh is a sly thinker ... Her poems playfully sift through multiple layers of love and loss, longing and regret, like stops on a zany amusement park ride. And whether she conjures a 'Tunnel of Punishment,' or a 'bird's nest of dreams,' in the end it'the 'pus and strawberries' of life and death at the core of her melodic collection that bring the electricity." -Richard Peabody, editor, Gargoyle Magazine
"In About Time, Julie Benesh makes her readers feel she is letting them in on the joke-that is, the joke of living alongside the serious conditions of life while also investigating and cherishing the beauty, tenderness, and absurdity along the way. Like the hearth of her "Cozy-Keeper," her poems glow at the edge of the long nights. At a time of "low barometric pressure of the soul," these are welcoming and welcome poems." -Nan Cohen, author of Unfinished City
Julie Benesh has published work in Tin House, Crab Orchard Review, Florida Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Hobart, JMWW, Maudlin House, New World Writing, Cleaver, Sky Island Journal, and elsewhere, and her poetry chapbook ABOUT TIME is out as of November 1, 2022 from Cathexis Northwest Press. She is graduate of Warren Wilson College's MFA Program and recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Grant.
Julie studied in our Personal Essay workshop with Diana Spechler as well as our Poetry workshop with Sarah Carson. Julie will also be with us in Dublin, Ireland this April 2023 for our workshop there.